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Mrs Amanda Cole-Heath

Lecturer, Nursing

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3587, Email: a.cole-heath@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.408
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3587
Email: a.cole-heath@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.408  

 

Amanda is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Amanda is completing her PhD exploring the dual impact of psychological distress on caregivers and persons living with a chronic physical and or mental illness.

Current Teaching

  • NCS2102: Mental Health and Illness
  • NCS3203: Law and Ethics in Health

Background

Amanda has worked as a Registered Nurse for 13 years. She has experience in a variety of clinical settings including; neurosurgery & trauma, respiratory and gastroenterology, ICU, E.D, community adolescent, and forensic mental health. Amanda is also a Registered Teacher and has a strong interest on education, teaching and learning.

Professional Associations

  • West Australian Association of Mental Health
  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Research Areas and Interests

  • Mixed methods and thematic analysis
  • Mental Health
  • Chronic health conditions (physical and mental health)
  • Impact on families and caregivers
  • Education

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, 2016.
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment, TAFE NSW, 2013.
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary), Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 2003.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • A cohort study to inform the development of a strategic intervention to develop EI, student well-being and retention across an undergraduate nursing and nursing/midwifery university program in WA.,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Initiative Fund,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Whitehead, L., Jacob, E., Barnard, M., Abu-Qamar, M., Cole-Heath, A., (2017), The role of the family in supporting the self-management of chronic conditions: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2017(n/a), 1-9.
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